Matthew 25

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Matthew 25 has Jesus teaching more about the end times.  He tells the story of the 10 virgins – how five took extra oil for their lamps and how the other five did not and ran out of light. There were three stages to a Jewish wedding in that day. The first was engagement – a formal agreement made by the fathers. The second was betrothal – the ceremony where mutual promises are made. The third was marriage – approximately one year later when the bridegroom came at an unexpected time for his bride.  The wedding party is waiting for the groom to show up but are caught unprepared when he came. Jesus tells them to “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour”.  We’ll not know when He is going to return, but we need to be ready for that return.

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